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Apple, Amazon = DRM-free music!
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 17 May 2007 10:04

Apple, Amazon may hold future of DRM-free music
By Greg Sandoval
Staff Writer, CNET
Published: May 17, 2007, 4:00 AM PDT

Critics of digital rights management have long insisted that record labels could boost sagging sales by offering music unencumbered by copy-protection schemes.
Apple's iTunes and e-tailer are in position to test this hypothesis in the coming months. On Wednesday, Amazon announced that it plans to sell digital songs from record label EMI Group that will be DRM-free. Amazon's unprotected music, which will be sold from the retailer's upcoming download store, can be played on a wide variety of portable music players, including Apple's iPod and Microsoft's Zune. Amazon's announcement follows one last month from Apple, which is also due to begin selling unprotected music from EMI... More

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